Meatballs in tomato sauce are one of the best known Italian dishes. And who doesn’t love them?
As here at Foodaciously we want everyone to enjoy delicious food without compromise, we have made a healthy version of the traditional meatballs that is also allergen-free.
In fact, these meatballs with Mediterranean herbs are dairy-free, gluten-free, and egg-free and made with super nutritious ingredients.
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These meatballs are served with a spicy tomato sauce in a crispy bread bowl. To keep this recipe gluten-free, use wholemeal gluten-free bread rolls, possibly with added seeds for extra flavour.
This simple yet satisfying meal is ready in under 30 minutes and makes a hearty dish in under 400kcal, perfect for dinner or your next lunch.
To make the meatballs, use lean beef mince with 5% fat to keep the saturated fats low. As eggs substitute, we have used ground flaxseeds as they thicken up when soaked in water and help to bind the ingredients. They are also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fibre.
We have used nutritional yeast to replace the cheese as it’s a delicious superfood with a nutty and salty flavour similar to parmesan. It also provides high amounts of B-group vitamins and trace elements, precious allies to increase your energy levels.
The result is healthy and tasty meatballs, high in proteins, healthy fats, fibres, vitamins, and iron.
And the best part is that you can eat straight from the bread bowl and, of course, eat that too!